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Georgia Tech-UCF Canceled Due To Hurricane Irma Aftermath

Hurricane Irma came and went and left a ton of destruction in its path. The storm was humungous, but weakened considerably ahead of making landfall on the Florida peninsula.

While the storm still left devastation in its wake, it wasn’t nearly the big sister to Hurricane Andrew that many predicted it would be.

Now, the logistical aftermath of the storm is starting to get pieced together.

A number of collegiate and professional football games were canceled ahead of the storm as residents of the State of Florida were told to evacuate. On Monday, news broke that the damage in Orlando was extensive enough to warrant postponing a game between the  UCF Knights and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Initially there was speculation that they two schools might play at Georgia Tech, as this game was the first of a home-and-home series. It appears that is unlikely to happen, with UCF players being out of practice until at least Wednesday, making a turnaround for a Saturday game too tall an order.

ESPN is reporting that the game is unlikely to be made up.

Given that it doesn’t have any ACC ramifications and the difficult nature of rescheduling games on the fly, this game might fall by the wayside.

It could be a couple of weeks until the Florida is ready to start hosting football games again. There have already been a number of cancellations in the state, and more could be on the way as assessments of the damage continue to be made.

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  • Michael NapolesCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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